NPD: Nintendo Systems Again Top Hardware Sales For October

Yolanda Curtis
November 19, 2017

It's Mario time, and Mario time means Nintendo is going to sell some consoles.

According to NPD, the Nintendo Switch system was the #1 video game hardware in October, followed by the Super NES Classic Edition at #2.


As a friend said to me, the best deal you'll find on the Switch right now is that it's available for the regular retail price of $300 at major stores such as Amazon, Best Buy and GameStop. Nintendo made a similar announcement last month, celebrating the fact that the Switch was the top-selling console for September as well.

According to the NPD Group, which tracks US video game sales, the Nintendo Switch system was the No. 1 video game hardware in October, followed by the Super Nintendo Entertainment System: Super NES Classic Edition system in the No. 2 spot. And in both September and October, Nintendo's hardware performance (including the 3DS) accounted for two-thirds of all USA gaming hardware sales, which surpassed 1 million units - the first time that has happened in October since 2011.


Nintendo followed up its stellar September by taking the top two spots on the US hardware sales charts yet again in October, the company announced today. That game seemed to drive console sales, and it was the top-seller on NPD's software chart on a per SKU basis (meaning that multiplatform game sales are split up depending on what system they're on).


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